The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther / Edition 1

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Overview

This Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and everyone interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. Historians and theologians present a complete picture of Luther's major writing themes and the ways in which his ideas spread and continue to be important. The Companion is oriented to those with little or no background in Luther studies, as well as teachers and specialists.

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"This is a work that should be in every library." Choice

"The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther provides students and general readers an initial foray into Luther's thought, and a foretaste of what is to come should they choose to study Luther seriously." Trinity Seminary Review Dennis Bielfeldt, South Dakota State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521016735
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald K. McKim has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, in addition to being a pastor in Presbyterian Church (USA) churches. He is the author and editor of over twenty-five books and currently works as Academic and Reference editor for Westminster John Knox Press.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Chronology
List of abbreviations
Pt. I Luther's life and context
1 Luther's life 3
2 Luther's Wittenberg 20
Pt. II Luther's work
3 Luther's writings 39
4 Luther as Bible translator 62
5 Luther as an interpreter of Holy Scripture 73
6 Luther's theology 86
7 Luther's moral theology 120
8 Luther as preacher of the Word of God 136
9 Luther's spiritual journey 149
10 Luther's struggle with social-ethical issues 165
11 Luther's political encounters 179
12 Luther's polemical controversies 192
Pt. III After Luther
13 Luther's function in an age of confessionalization 209
14 The legacy of Martin Luther 227
15 Approaching Luther 240
Pt. IV Luther today
16 Luther and modern church history 259
17 Luther's contemporary theological significance 372
18 Luther in the worldwide church today 289
Select bibliography 304
Index 313
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